Episode 70: Mount Gay 1703

5 Minutes of Rum episode 70: Mount Gay 1703 (twice), more on falernum, the Home Bar Basics book and site, and the Corn ’n Oil.

Cloves soaked in JWray.

Added lime zest, ginger, almonds.

Finished extract, ready to strain.

Added simple syrup: - Oh yeah!


Corn ’n Oil
1/2 oz falernum
2 oz blended aged rum from Barbados (Mount Gay Black Barrel)
2 dashes of Angostura bitters

Add everything to an old-fashioned glass and fill with crushed ice. Swizzle until the glass gets frosty. Sip.

Falernum #70
1. Soak ~40 cloves in 6 ounces of J Wray & Nephew rum for 48 hours.
2. Add the zest of 9 limes, 2 tablespoons of toasted slivered almonds, and 1 1/2 oz of peeled fresh ginger to the rum and cloves. Soak that mixture for 24 hours.
3. After that last 24 hours, add in 14 ounces of 2:1 simple syrup (2 parts sugar to 1 part water) and 1/2 tsp. almond extract. That was stirred together and then shaken together.